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2024 Board of Directors

Thomas Barkoczy II

Red Glasses Realty Keller Williams

I have always been in the Housing Industry....always. Most years were spent in new construction. Then, the financial meltdown of 2008...I had no work. Having a family and a house payment, I started doing any work I could...mostly remodels. One night in 2009, I ran into a Broker I'd seen around...young guy. I told him I was taking any jobs I could, to make ends meet. He said, "you're working for me." Over the next three years, we renovated homes, (2009-2012) himself as the real estate broker, and myself as the designer/construction manager. We renovated over and apartments. After that, we parted ways professionally...and are still friends, today.

I decided for myself...I needed to do what he did. I took the real estate license exam and passed it, the first time. Since then, I have enjoyed success in the real estate industry. This is due to my work ethic, continuing education, and comprehension of real estate...from the GROUND up. This is my 9th year as a Real Estate Broker. In my 4th year, I trained, coached, and taught new real estate agents, for Keller Williams. In my 6th year, I opened my own Company. Outside real estate, I love soccer - playing and watching! Also, I'm a member of the Western Slope Astronomy Club, and The Next Big Idea, (Book) Club. I have a wife named Jessica and a daughter named Rainy. Call me anytime between 7 am & 7 pm. If I don't pick up...I'll call you by end of day's business. 970.201.0257

If you got this far.......thanks for reading!

Mark Wingerter

RONIN Real Estate Professionals ERA Powered
Past - President

Mark Wingerter has been volunteering in leadership at GJARA in one form or another for 8 years. Starting with the Education Committee, then a Director, holding positions on many task forces and award committees, and now Chairman of the Board. Mark has an extensive background in management both inside and outside of real estate and has been a REALTOR for 9 years. He is the Broker/ Owner of RONIN Real Estate Professionals. "The focus of my term is to raise the REALTOR brand's reputation in the area through encouraging a higher level of professionalism and helping to improve communication of the many things we as a group do for our community."

Donald Potter

Doyle & Assoc
President Elect

MBA, Master of Business Administration 

RENE, Real Estate Negotiation Expert Certification 

PSA, Pricing Specialist Advisor Certification 

CFE, Certified Fraud Examiner 

CECFE, Certified Economic Crime Forensic Examiner 

Originally from Iowa, I’ve spent more than 20 years in Utah and Colorado.  After traveling all around the mountain west, our family came to the Grand Valley for the endless outdoor opportunities and the incredible lifestyle of Western Colorado.  

Before venturing into real estate, I spent 13 years in local and state law enforcement where I specialized in the investigation of complex financial crime.  With a master’s degree in Business Administration and advanced financial crime certifications, I sought out and successfully completed many complex cases, often after victims had been told their concerns were not criminal or should be handled in the civil system.   

Ron Sechrist

Bray Real Estate

Juli Jacobson

Public Relations / Member Services Committee
Officer at Large

Lois Dunn

Invest in Colo West, Inc
CAR Director

GJARA Government Affairs Committee, Chair

Marjorie Genova

RE/MAX 4000, Inc
CAR Director

Amy Ashcraft

Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties

Jim Brunswick

RE/MAX 4000, Inc

Thomas Craig

Fruit & Wine Real Estate

Katherine Davis

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Merrite Wyatt

Bray Real Estate

Robert Quintero

RONIN Real Estate Professionals ERA Powered
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Kendall Montagriff

Abstract & Title Co
Affiliate Director

Rip Ripley

Grand Junction Area REALTOR® Association
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